Sneak peek at early entries in the 2024 Radio Today Podcast Awards

Entries are already pouring in for the 2024 Radio Today Podcast Awards and once again, it’s clear our judges are going to have their work cut out picking out the best of the best.

Here’s a sneak peek at a couple of the contenders so far:

Living Loss.

Entrant: Catriona Stirrat

Catriona Stirrat is an experienced audio journalist who’s passionate about promoting better conversations around grief. It’s a big reason why she entered the 2024 Radio Today Podcast Awards.

Living Loss – which is in the Best Society and Culture category – is a podcast about grief across cultures, asking how different cultures grieve, and whether some are better equipped than others.

The podcast also explores grief beyond death.

“I think there are still a lot of taboos around death and grief, particularly in our western culture,” Catriona tells Radio Today.

“I think we can learn a lot from other cultures in Australia, especially our First Nations peoples and their sacred approach to grief through ‘Sorry Business.’”

Through sharing these unique yet universal experiences, Catriona hopes the podcast will encourage healthier discussions around loss.

“We might be grieving the loss of a friendship, or perhaps the loss of a job or identity, and even the loss of our environment, and these experiences can be equally challenging to navigate.”

“The podcast series offers coping strategies we can learn from each other, including wisdom shared by elder Uncle Michael, and relatable experiences in navigating one’s culture following a loss.”

The GlobalEd Podcast

Entrant: Gavin Kinch

This entry – which is up for Best Education Podcast –  brings authentic and thought provoking stories from educators around the globe.

The GlobalEd podcast opens up a window into the lives of teachers and school leaders as they share their wisdom, experiences, passions and struggles.

In Season 1, Rachel Herweynen, a principal in a remote Indigenous community in the Northern Territory is interviewed. She tells her story, from working in an independent school in Melbourne to being adopted into the Yolŋu tribe in Galiwin’ku and heading up the local school there.

Gavin (pictured above) says the Radio Today Podcast Awards provide a unique opportunity for creators.

“The awards recognise artists and broadcasters for the creative works they produce. It’s a platform where creators and story tellers can come together and have their work recognised.”

“Audio content is a creative expression of storytelling. The Radio Today Podcast Awards provide a platform for these stories to be shared across Australia.”

Gavin says the awards also provide an opportunity for creators to have their work enjoyed by a broader audience.

Have you submitted your entry yet? Get all the details on how to register here and get cracking.

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